Insider Trading Alert - RAX, WEC And LQDT Traded By Insiders

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Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, 91 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $98.84 to $10,479,200.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Rackspace Hosting (RAX) - FREE Research Report

Saporito Joseph, who is Chief Accounting Officer at Rackspace Hosting, sold 345 shares at $51.54 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Accounting Officer owned 24,089 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.41% with the 345-share transaction.

Roenigk Mark, who is Chief Operating Officer at Rackspace Hosting, sold 426 shares at $51.54 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Chief Operating Officer owned 76,638 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.55% with the 426-share transaction.

Pichler Karl, who is Cfo at Rackspace Hosting, sold 570 shares at $51.62 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Cfo owned 93,062 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 0.61% with the 570-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $49.53, down $2.09, or 4.22% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Rackspace Hosting go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 58,480
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 150
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 58,480
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 150
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 58,480
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 150

The average volume for Rackspace Hosting has been 1.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Rackspace Hosting has a market cap of $7.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 5.49% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides cloud computing services and managing Web-based IT systems for small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 63.7. Currently, there are 9 analysts who rate Rackspace Hosting a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Rackspace Hosting as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full Rackspace Hosting Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Wisconsin Energy (WEC) - FREE Research Report

Bowles Barbara L, who is Director at Wisconsin Energy, sold 1,600 shares at $51.35 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 22,391 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 6.67% with the 1,600-share transaction.

Payne Ulice Jr, who is Director at Wisconsin Energy, sold 4,500 shares at $51.23 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Director owned 31,254 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 12.59% with the 4,500-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $52.30, up $1.07, or 2.04% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Wisconsin Energy go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 2,000
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 2,000

The average volume for Wisconsin Energy has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wisconsin Energy has a market cap of $11.6 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 1.54% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Wisconsin Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries, generates and distributes electric energy. The company operates in two segments, Utility Energy and Non-Utility Energy. It generates electricity from coal, natural gas, oil, hydro electric, wind, and biomass. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 3.28%. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Wisconsin Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Wisconsin Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Wisconsin Energy Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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Liquidity Service (LQDT) - FREE Research Report

Dudley Gardner H, who is Pres, Capital Assets Group at Liquidity Service, sold 2,922 shares at $9.60 on Feb. 20, 2015. Following this transaction, the Pres, Capital Assets Group owned 0 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 100% with the 2,922-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $9.82, up $0.22, or 2.24% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Liquidity Service go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares bought: 7,330
  • 4-Week # shares sold: 33,094
  • 12-Week # shares bought: 7,330
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,094
  • 24-Week # shares bought: 7,330
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 33,094

The average volume for Liquidity Service has been 405,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Liquidity Service has a market cap of $294.7 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 17.75% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Liquidity Services, Inc. operates online auction marketplaces for sellers and buyers of surplus, salvage, and scrap assets in the United States. Currently, there are no analysts who rate Liquidity Service a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Liquidity Service as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Liquidity Service Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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